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"Virginia's Tallest Town"
Bluefield is a town in Tazewell County.
One tradition says the town was named for a species of chicory that has a dark blue flower, and for the bluegrass that grows here. The town adopted the name in 1924, to match the adjacent town in Virginia
The latitude of Bluefield is 37.252N. The longitude is -81.271W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,369 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,996.
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13% of Bluefield residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bluefield ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bluefield was $21,755, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Bluefield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bluefield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $355. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $824.
Libraries in Bluefield include Clear Fork Branch ... View libraries
Tazewell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bluefield political report.
The average commute time for Bluefield workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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